Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Now - Sep. 4, 2017, Wednesday-Sunday and summer holidays noon to 5pm0
Wheels O' Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr. (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.), Dunlap, IL 61525
Museum has 30,000 sq ft of exhibits in 4 buildings.Something for all ages. Many interactive displays of manufacturing the past 50-100 years in Peoria area. Cars, Steam locomotive, Cat tractors, model trains, toys, dolls, WMBD radio station and so much more to see;...Free for ACTIVE Military others $7 adults, $3.50 ages 3-11. Event Type: Family
Phone: 309-243-9020
Area: Peoria

Jun. 24, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm
Tawny Oaks, 715 W Singing Woods Rd, Edelstein, IL 61526
Bring your camera and learn how to shoot great photos with photographer, Mike Ingram. Butterflies like it hot so bring a hat and cold drinks. Ages 10+. Class will also be offered on July 22 September 2....$5/person. Event Type: Arts
Phone: 309-418-7051
Area: Peoria

Jun. 24, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017, 6-9pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Enjoy an evening on the lake! Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and campfire dinner are provided. Another Night Paddle & Campfire Dinner will be on August 5....$15/person or $50/family max. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Jun. 24, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017, 6-9pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Enjoy an evening on the lake! Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and campfire dinner are provided....$15/person. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Jun. 24, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017, 10:00-11:00am
Tawny Oaks, 715 W Singing Woods Rd, Edelstein, IL 61526
Learn to identify what plants are blooming in the prairie, and learn about prairie birds, insects, and prairie ecology. These leisurely hikes are along a smooth level path and are about an hour. For ages 10+. Other hikes are offered on July 22 and August 26. ...donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-418-7051
Area: Peoria

Jun. 25, 2017 - Jun. 25, 2017, 1-4pm
Sommer Park, 6329 N Koerner Rd, Edwards, IL 61528
Experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides, and livestock care. Topics are as follows. June 25: Fence Building; July 30: Children’s Games; August 27: Herbs – Cooking & Medicinal Use....$3. Event Type: Arts
Phone: 309-691-8423
Area: Peoria

Jun. 30, 2017 - Jun. 30, 2017, 9pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
See what comes to life after dark! Experience the magic of seeing hundreds of luminescent lightning bugs and other neat nocturnal animals....$1. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jul. 1, 2017 - Jul. 1, 2017, 10:00-11:30am
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Get your feet wet! Join others for a hike of the scenic creek of Camp Wokanda and discover what stories lie hidden in the rocks. Sturdy shoes, water, and a snack are recommended. Meet at the Nature Lab....donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Jul. 1, 2017 - Jul. 1, 2017, 10:00am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Bird watching is a wonderful way to relax and learn about the natural world. Learn the basics of bird watching following by a brief hike to spot some in the woods....donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jul. 3, 2017 - Jul. 3, 2017, 4-10pm
Glen Oak Park & Amphitheatre, 2218 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
Bring blankets and lawn chairs to see the show and enjoy food from vendors. Fireworks begin when it’s dark....free. Event Type: Festival
Phone: 309-681-2865
Area: Peoria

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 8, 2017, 9pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Rd, Peoria, IL 61616
Stroll down a moonlit trail with a naturalist while learning some interesting moon facts. This will be roughly a one-mile hike over some slightly uneven terrain. Look for another hike on August 7....donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jul. 8, 2017 - Jul. 8, 2017, 7:30am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
The early bird may get the worm, but the early rising bird watcher gets to see the best assortment of the Nature Center’s feathered friends! Please bring your own binoculars (we have a few pairs to lend out). All levels of experience are welcome. Look for more Saturday morning Bird Hikes! For ages 10+. More hikes on August 12 & September 2....donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jul. 13, 2017 - Jul. 13, 2017, 2-4PM or 6-8PM
Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club, 5102 North Gelena Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
All are invited to come learn and discuss the planning process of the Peoria Lakes Comprehensive Conservation Plan. The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Peoria Lakes Basin Alliance, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers are joining forces to engage the public and regional stake holders in the development of a comprehensive conservation plan for the Peoria Lakes. The purpose of this planning process is to develop a set of strategies to address Peoria Lakes' environmental challenges and identify opportunities to preserve the natural environment of the Illinois River and the Peoria Lakes for current and future generations to use. ...Free. Event Type: Educational
Phone: (309) 673-9330
Area: Peoria

Jul. 15, 2017 - Jul. 15, 2017, 7pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Songs from the Woods Concert Series will feature Mike Cheesman in July. Mike Cheesman is an Englishman whose guitar style as well as his relaxed delivery has endeared him to audiences wherever he performs. Mike has a passion for history and storytelling. ...$8-$10. Event Type: Entertainment
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jul. 15, 2017 - Jul. 15, 2017, 10am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Explore the tall-grass prairie as species sprout, bloom and go to seed. Discover this colorful habitat that once covered two-thirds of Illinois. These Walks will take place July 15 & 19, and August 2 & 5....donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Jul. 15, 2017 - Jul. 16, 2017, July 15: 9am-4pm; July 16: Noon-4pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
Join Wokanda staff and campers from the past 80 years to revisit where cherished memories and friendships were made. Enjoy self-guided camp tours, Camp Wokanda memorabilia and collections. Rent a canoe for half price ($5/canoe) on Saturday and enjoy open fishing on Sunday. Look on page 9 of the Summer Playbook to see how to receive a discount on cabin or campsite rental. For more information, visit Camp Wokanda on Facebook or email clane@peoriaparks.org....free. Event Type: Family
Phone: 309-579-2157
Area: Peoria

Jul. 21, 2017 - Jul. 21, 2017, 9pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
See what comes to life after dark! Experience the magic of seeing hundreds of luminescent lightning bugs and other neat nocturnal animals....$1. Event Type: Family
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria